17 Burst results for "Tom Dotan"

"tom dotan" Discussed on The Information's 411

The Information's 411

01:38 min | 1 year ago

"tom dotan" Discussed on The Information's 411

"Friday everybody information's one at your weekly look at the stories that the information published and other things in the news that we feel fit to comment on my name. Is Tom Dotan. I am one of the reporters at the information this week. We have two segments first off. I'm talking to turn out in DC. Chris wrote a story about facebook. And its relationship with Publicans Democrats like to call the Republic Rats. Not just just Joshua folks But over the last few years Republicans have emerged somewhat surprisingly to be before closer allies to facebook than the Democrats have love I say surprising because there's a very strong bond historically between The Obama Administration and Democrats overall and facebook and and that has frayed significantly since trump has been elected. And now we're at a place where you're seeing Democratic presidential candidates speaking out openly against facebook talking about regulating it breaking it up all the sort and Republicans. They're a bit mixed but definitely are much more on the side of protecting facebook for interesting self interested interested reasons. Then I'm talking to Kevin McLaughlin about Ginny Rometty. CEO IBM who earlier this week IBM announced she was stepping down. So Kevin and I have a look back at the genie ready era at. IBM The things that worked things. That didn't a lot more talked about Watson cloud computing and also what the company looks. It's like going forward. So that's that's the episode. It's a good one. Nothing applies. So let's just get on over to my talk with Chris.

facebook IBM Chris Kevin McLaughlin Tom Dotan Republicans Ginny Rometty Obama Administration CEO Watson
"tom dotan" Discussed on The Information's 411

The Information's 411

13:06 min | 1 year ago

"tom dotan" Discussed on The Information's 411

"Happy Friday. Everybody Hope Your holidays have have gone well or are going well. This is Tom Dotan here reporting to you from an information. HQ As far sleep populated information HQ menfolk Are Away for the holiday or working remotely. But we're still here bringing you the great constantly you expect from our podcast. Here's what we got for you. This episode. Talking to Jessica two-goal goal my media reporter counterpart out in New York where we talk about her predictions for twenty twenty. She had some thoughts on. What one of the mostly mostly most closely held traditions in the entertainment industry? You movie window. What is in store for that in twenty twenty Spoiler things are gonNA come. Things are going to change range. One of the most closely held. Traditions may be going by the wayside. Then I'm talking at Kevin McLaughlin about data bricks. Aws An open source and why the CEO of one of of AWS's competitors is not getting on board with the current state of criticism that People in the open source community are are levying at Amazon and aws fun conversation to all right. We're all a little bit sluggish after the holiday but still have a great episode for you. Here is my conversation with Jessica typical. All right very excited excited have on the line here. Justice will meteoroid porter out in New York and.

Jessica New York AWS Tom Dotan twenty twenty aws Kevin McLaughlin CEO reporter Amazon
"tom dotan" Discussed on The Information's 411

The Information's 411

01:42 min | 1 year ago

"tom dotan" Discussed on The Information's 411

"At the information at the biggest stories will be published and other items in the news that we feel fit to give our opinion on my name. Is Tom Dotan. I'm I'm one of those reporters and one of those people who unsolicited gives his opinion. Here's what we've got on tap for you this week. I am talking to Alex Heath hardware. He about facebook in its plans with augmented reality and virtual reality. It is a much bigger bet for them than I ever would have expected Before reading the story lots lots of employees billions of of dollars of investment and a surprising amount of success in certain regards The interesting aspect of all of this for facebook is that they're trying to learn their lessons funds for Mobile in which they were slow to adopt to the new platform and they are trying to get in as early as possible. On what many people at the company including probably Mark Zuckerberg Berg believe will be the next big platform shift So Alex Talk to a lot of leaders at facebook had some new details on companies. They've tried to acquire and yeah all of it. Put together is pretty impressive investment. Although I will say I remain skeptical about The possibility of a are becoming a thing outside talked about that too. Then we're talking to Kevin McLaughlin and Nick Bastogne about Google cloud the internal meeting. That happened in two thousand eighteen where they were trying to figure out a time line on when they could surpassed their bigger rivals Amazon and Microsoft and why cloud remains a sort of odd fit within the Google. The what do you call it. The Google. We'll city the Google Universe So that is Kevin and Nick That's about it Join me here next week as we do our ear and rapid podcast outcast. That'll be a lot of fun But for now here's my conversation with Alex.

facebook Google Alex Heath Tom Dotan Kevin McLaughlin Nick That Mark Zuckerberg Berg Nick Bastogne Amazon Microsoft
"tom dotan" Discussed on The Information's 411

The Information's 411

02:38 min | 1 year ago

"tom dotan" Discussed on The Information's 411

"Happy Friday everybody it's the information's four one one look from the reporting team in the information at the stories we've written the story behind the story and just other items in the news that we find interesting my name is Tom Dotan work here at the information I'm talking to Matt Drainage who wrote an excellent piece looking at the trends in exporting sensitive US technology this is not a subject that I knew much about at all but Uh of course does and he looked at basically pulled a bunch of government data foyer a bunch of government data and was able to see that under the trump administration the number of the amount of US exports of sensitive technology has declined and that's part of a larger effort by the trump administration to keep a we're close eye on where exactly some of the US's most sensitive technology is going but that also affects the cubbies that creates the stuff it's a very different world Oh to the part of the tech industry that we write about but unquestionably interesting and important and in addition to our conversation I also WanNa Plug that for those of you that are subscribers there you should check out the actual story because it has an excellent chart that was put together by Matt and our Graphics New York Mike Sullivan that really drills down on where around the world us sensitive technology is going and you know some of these stories can occasionally get lost in the weeds of numbers but having a handy chart that really clearly lays it all out really kind of brings it to focus so definitely should a after listening to this interview hop on over to your Internet machine and in and check out the story so I mentioned to you that this is a special episode beyond just being a little bit short we've also got a couple of bonus episodes coming your way in the next couple days we are fresh off our annual subscriber summit that I've been plugging frequently during the podcast that happened yesterday on Thursday and the next so that we are going to be sending out I say as a bonus episode is going to be Jessica Lessons Interview with Fiji Cmo but we've got a bunch of other ones coming to including interviews with Max chin the CEO of Insta- carport Meta and plenty of other things I've mentioned on the show so those are going to come at you fast and furious in the next few days so keep a lookout for that but for now my conversation with Matt Drain and his look into sensitive US technology.

Matt Drainage US cubbies Matt Mike Sullivan Fiji Cmo CEO Matt Drain Tom Dotan New York Max
"tom dotan" Discussed on The Information's 411

The Information's 411

01:50 min | 2 years ago

"tom dotan" Discussed on The Information's 411

"Happy Friday everybody. Welcome to the information's four on one. It's her weekly podcast about the tech industry and these stories that we've written. My name is Tom Dotan. I am the reporter here at the information. It has been a strange week. Whether wise we are living under a cloud of such because of the fires happening in northern California, a horrible horrible situation, but more for them than for us. But anyway, been a bit strange walking around the city with all that going on. But anyway, the stories the thing that you actually listen to the podcast not just air particular update talking to John Victor, one of our reporters in New York, you covers the crypto industry. He has an interesting couple of bits that were part of his weekly newsletter. One of them about the split happening in one of the crypto currencies. Bitcoin cash there is a few going on between factions and that is had larger effects on one of the more popular crypto currencies out there. And then I'm talking to Erin Tilly about apple and the margins on its products. He has some. Exclusive data that looked at iphone margins than how even though the price has been going up over the past decade, the margins are not actually going along with it. And as a backdrop to all of this apple is no longer going to be breaking out going forward iphone sales. So a lot changing at apple. And I talked to earn about that. That's the show we have today. Let's get on over to John Victor. All right, John. It's been some times you've checked in on the crypto fish point world. You run our weekly bitcoin crypt of us letter that increasingly popular and sets sets the tone for all crypto coverage across the detecting beyond world. So what's what's going on this week? It sounds like your subject line included, some bitcoin cash.

reporter John Victor apple Erin Tilly Tom Dotan California New York
"tom dotan" Discussed on The Information's 411

The Information's 411

03:17 min | 2 years ago

"tom dotan" Discussed on The Information's 411

"L. everybody, it's the information, four one one, our weekly look at the stories we've written about tech and other things that matter to us. The reporters here at the information. My name is Tom Dotan. I'm one of those people. We have a good one today. We've brought Corey Weinberg back into the studio. He hasn't been here for a while, but he had a couple of stories this week that were of note and of deep interest was on guitar. These SoftBank back to highly funded construction startup that promises to create buildings at a much lower cost using kind of synchronized and streamline production processes. It's all kind of in the weeds of construction. But the bottom line is that there's a lot of hope there and as Corey revealed his reporting, there's also a lot of problems they've been countered so far in trying to create such a such an ambitious company, and then he also had an exclusive. Look at some of Airbnb is rental data that shows some maybe surprising numbers on just large percentage of their rental. Vittori is made up of homes homes that exists solely for the purpose of being rental properties, which is kind of a change from where it wasn't the past, and certainly the initial conception of Airbnb. So both those topics are we go deep with Corey, and then I'm talking to Amir Freddie about why the Zouk says out self driving car company, big drama over there. And that's the show this week excited to have you in and let's just get right into it. So Corey a couple of stories from you this week. First off, I wanted to talk about Qatar, so explain to me before we get into all the troubles that you eliminate in your story. What is the promise of Qatar? I mean, what was this company and is doing? Why were people so interested in it raise all this money? Yeah, ka Tara is trying to do something that is a fairly old idea, but has never really been executed at scale. And that is we're going to lower the cost to takes to to build a structure bias, essentially building a lot of it inside of factory where you can control the costs and do it faster and do it in a more automated fashion, right? Rather than building most of it. Most of apartment building on site where which is typically called stick frame construction. So. Qatar, you could think of it like they're, you know, they're building all the main pieces of that apartment inside of a factory, trucking it to the site and then trying to figure out, can we put this up on site faster than a typical construction firm? It's like a single LEGO set rather than kind of collecting pieces from various different. You got some connects, you got some Legos dupe lows, right? And people always usually mobile. The size of the big play mobile, not much actually building in that, so that wouldn't be. That's why I was. I was never talented at the building. Yeah. But but Qatar does. It can be an saying, we're, we're going to take all of these skills that we developed, particularly in electron IX contract manufacturing and apply that to construction.

Corey Weinberg Qatar Tom Dotan Airbnb SoftBank Amir Freddie Vittori Tara
"tom dotan" Discussed on The Information's 411

The Information's 411

01:57 min | 2 years ago

"tom dotan" Discussed on The Information's 411

"Happy Friday. Everybody welcome to the weekly thing. We talk about stories of another interesting happenings in the world of technology. My name is Tom Dotan. I host this podcast as you can tell. We've got two stories, two segments that we are digging into this week. First off, I am talking to Wayne Ma. He's one of our Hong Kong reporters haven't had on the podcast yet, but very excited to chat with him about his story. He did with Jerusale on tencent in its relationship with riot games, right games as of course, the maker of league of legends that crazy popular massive multiplayer online role playing game, and it was acquired a couple of years back. And since then it's been it's sort of a difficult balancing act between tencent and riot Wayne, Doug very, very deeply into that story long with zero. And we have fun conversation about both the kind of current state of affairs between the companies and also how he went about getting the story which had, I think, almost forty or maybe more than forty people. Kind of as sources for it, and then talking about drainage also a first podcast. He's one of our investigative reporters, and he story about self driving car technology and the lack of data that is being collected by both the state and federal agencies about just how at fault these technologies are in accidents. It's, you know, obviously not very widely deployed right now, but if this truly does become the way of the future and you start seeing more self driving cars on the road because I don't think it's going to happen for a long time, but certainly a lot of people in Silicon Valley do then there needs to be better collection of data. And so Matt kind of laid out the stakes right now and just how little is being done to fix all of the lacking data problems. All right. That is. That's a pretty good well-stocked episode. I think. Sorry, if I'm a little tired today, we are deep into the dog days of August. Now, which of course in San Francisco means it's cold every day, and that does things to you. But enough about me. Let's go on over to Wayne..

Tom Dotan Wayne Ma Matt kind Doug riot games tencent Hong Kong San Francisco Jerusale
"tom dotan" Discussed on The Information's 411

The Information's 411

02:30 min | 2 years ago

"tom dotan" Discussed on The Information's 411

"Have you Friday everybody to formations for one one. It's our podcast about things. We like in tech. It's our gadget recommendation show. No, no. It's the stories that we've written this week and other exciting happenings in the world of business technology media and all things related to money and capitalism. My name is Tom Dotan. I am a reporter here at the information back after being away last week. Thank you so much Preah for filling in for me stories that we have today are all Amazon base. This is our Amazon bazo double header up soft talking to read Alber Gotti about the deep investigation and the story that came out of it about stolen items ending up on Amazon. This is something I knew nothing about prior to reading the story and it's unbelievable. You really, really need to read the story if you haven't yet, but read kind of goes in depth to the process of how go pro and other retailers or so there other brands of had their their items and up on Amazon and kind of the havoc that it causes on the whole point of pricing ecosystem. When when that happens, really, really good story. I know a lot more to come on that end and then I'm talking to priante also about Amazon this on some exclusive details. She got on how many people actually use their echo devices to buy things. I am one of the few, but it is a small number and that has huge implications for the whole smart speaker, virtual assistant ecosystem pre and go deep on that. All right, that is the whole show, but it's plenty for you. So I'm not going to apologize for that in any way. And let's just get on over to read. Reads. So we've got you back on here and we are talking about the underbelly of Amazon's third party seller world. And you have spent the last couple of weeks digging into pretty fascinating trend that's going on there, which is that it's not uncommon to have stolen items end up on Amazon looking, totally legitimate. This is not the auction part of it. This is not EBay. This is straight up Amazon looking things and it causes all kinds of hat hick in the retail world basically. So I mean, has lots of get over here, but just from a broad perspective, like what is this phenomenon that you're looking at here? What I mean? Explain to me kind of the process of how stolen items can end up on Amazon. I mean, they're just on the surface level..

Amazon Tom Dotan Alber Gotti Preah reporter EBay virtual assistant
"tom dotan" Discussed on The Information's 411

The Information's 411

02:07 min | 3 years ago

"tom dotan" Discussed on The Information's 411

"Happy everybody information's four one one our weekly podcast about the things going on in tech and other topics that we have been interested in my name is tom dotan i am a reporter at the information in a very exciting couple of days here we're having our company offsite so people from our bureaus all over the world are in town san francisco for us to plan new exciting things for the information and as part of that i am joined in studio by jessica tinkle are meteo puerto out new york jessica welcome to the show and yes so we're talking about a couple of stories that she she and i wrote this week so just ahead a pretty fascinating scoop about apple and their plans to bundle a few there's a few of their content products into a super subscription bundle we've always been wondering how that's gonna work out so now jessica finals unearth some new details on it and then amir and i wrote a story about snap and a gaming platform that they are set to launch in the fall which should be an important new new endeavor for them so jessica let's start off with apple thing so i have been trying for months to understand what they are going to do with their original content effort and how it's going to fit in to the other kind of media streaming efforts that they have been putting together so i mean that's like briefly summarize what you sort of learned about apple's upcoming plans so i learned from sources this week that would apple wants to do is they want to take take their digital magazine subscription service if you remember they acquired texture a few months ago which is access to two hundred magazines i think it's nine ninety nine a month and so they're going to take that and some of their apple news and i they're going to do one subscription offering for that and then the ultimate plan is to take news music and their original content and do one uber bundle that you could subscribe to the idea here is like try to create a unified whole right they're trying to explain to their customers that like we can provide a bunch of different content to you in one single package and convenience thing you think i think it's a convenience thing but i also think if you think about what apple has done with like apple news for instance like they're good at curation and good at targeting so if you can think about it think about just going your iphone and being like oh look i can open this app and i see the magazine pieces i wanna read the shows i wanna watch and the last albums that i want to came out that i wanna listen to it makes a lot of sense and it's funny because apple needs to find something to differentiate itself in the streaming world because they're going to have some original shows we've already gotten the names of a few projects and i don't know they look okay but you're coming up against netflix and amazon and hbo of course so they need something that makes it like why should i pay for another thing exactly i mean they're very late to the game right so they're going to have this bundling is how they're going to try to differentiate themselves i mean the problem is i'm not sure that are alone and trying to do this right like you saw spotify just hire on ostra from conde nast she's been doing content for ages there's a lot of thought that they're also going to go into similar model spotify has video as well it's not anything to write home about but they've at least kind of dip their toes in in that in that business and they're very well positioned to get further into because they already have a huge subscriber base with apple doesn't really have i mean like as you reporting the story and asking the bunch of folks about apple specifically what's the sense you got from.

reporter tom dotan
"tom dotan" Discussed on The Information's 411

The Information's 411

02:24 min | 3 years ago

"tom dotan" Discussed on The Information's 411

"Everybody it's the information's four one one our weekly podcast about tech in the things that we've written this week my name is tom dotan i'm one of the reporters here at the information got amir friday joining us this week fresh off not quite fresh fresh for me off the various successful autonomous vehicle summit that he come and deer in fort mason last week went very well so i hear you heard correctly yeah good from you actually so it's really not multiple source but i feel good about it but he also had a pair of really interesting stories in the in the past few days that we're going to be covering here first off it's a scooter update couple of bits of news that he broke in the last in the last week about more money coming to the scooter company's strategy mania the scooter mania continues and then we're talking about uber and discussions internally the company about compensation and how it has changed and not changed under new newish ceo dara that's it and i'm not plugging the vehicle event i'm used to doing that after intro the topics here so that's nice to do all right amir so last time you were on the podcast and we talked about scooters these companies were worth hundreds of millions of dollars and the recruiters all over the streets of san francisco now they are worth in the billions of dollars and there are no scooters on the streets of san francisco so if i had to deduce anything from these two points it's that the less street scooters you have in the streets san francisco the more your company's worth sure if you if you don't believe in correlation cassation exactly yeah so let's just start off with the fundraising mania so what's what's the update they're both bird and lime are kind of in this race to raise as much money as possible in a race that i really haven't seen since the early days of uber lift which is why the ceo of of uber sorry the co bird travis vendors annan different travis county but worked for callinig at uber is uniquely positioned to deal with this sort of mania right with the sort of fundraising and encourage it encourage it and talk about the benefits cut a first mover advantages and benefits that you can get potentially if you raise the most money and expand the fastest and you get rewarded for that which is what happened with uber so the plan is to just launch in as many countries as humanly possible and it's countries now we're not even talking about cities in the us worldwide last week we reported on bird already setting up an office in china which means gonna go up against major companies with a lot of capital bike sharing companies like mobike and ofo could not come up with a more difficult market for them to break into china right i mean that is where a scooters were birth as large scale product now in a way i mean it it's certainly been more on the bike side and e bikes side and the scooters are a little bit newer but xiaomi the phone maker has been the kind of exclusive retail distributor at least for a while of of these particular scooters that purdis is now using here in the united states and elsewhere so these these have been available for personal purchase for a little while and now you know there's this rush to there's this rush to to kind of get them out there on a rental basis right but what's fascinating about all this is certainly you you remove a lot of complexity when you don't have a driver like with uber so you're just dealing with the hardware and you have to take care of it maintain it and all these companies are arguing that you know if they're able to meet their demand which it seems like there is a lot of demand for these things that they can pay off the original cost right the scooter very quickly yet how how quickly by the way have you gotten a census too because i i was talking to some investors about this and they were saying that one of the arguments that i remember it was burder lime or one of these guys makes about their longterm profitability is like number of rides it takes to break even on the cost of a scooter have you gotten a sense as to whether that number has gone down or changed or if that's even central.

tom dotan
"tom dotan" Discussed on The Information's 411

The Information's 411

02:11 min | 3 years ago

"tom dotan" Discussed on The Information's 411

"Patty friday everybody welcome to the information's four one one uh podcast about the tech industry i'm tom dotan one of the reporters here at the information today's episode can be a little shorter than normal because uh i forgot to deal with this yesterday but we've got some great stories nonetheless just uh more tightly packed or compressed talking to sarah kuranda who wrote a great story about the berkeley blockchain's group a group of undergraduates at berkeley who are consulting for major companies with advice on uh how to integrate the blockchain's consulting on their block chain smart kid the for some reason this is a nonprofit they're not raking in the money personally against they will soon enough and that i'm talking to until early and pre non about their story on the alexa developers funded why it may not be such a great idea for aspiring alexa developers to take money from amazon uh always a risky bed when you are getting into bed figuratively with uh with a large tech company an amazon has a history of sometimes taking advantage of that relationship sony would really good story by them did really well this weekend we are going to go deep into that relationship so sorry by the way before we get to the show i apologies for last week's episode not having a theme song i was trying to edit the whole thing while sitting in a coffee shop in la which normally goes well but this time seemed drop off the theme song so i probably sounded a little disgruntled than i normally do easily to music covers all that up but that's not going to be a problem this week i'm back and all is going to be well all right let's go to the show with sarah mm mm mm uh all right cerezo sounds like you've been hanging out with some cool kids from uc berkeley over the last couple of weeks ads and find the room in a single over undergrads days accept these kids are way more ambitious than i was then maybe you were an underground i can definitely say that we're we're was younger grid at boston university okay yeah i'm i'm sure boston has many many probably had many block chained groups popping up now but these kids are the ones.

Patty berkeley blockchain amazon sony la boston tom dotan alexa boston university
"tom dotan" Discussed on The Information's 411

The Information's 411

01:55 min | 3 years ago

"tom dotan" Discussed on The Information's 411

"Happy friday everybody welcome to the information's four one our podcast covering the tech industry and all other businesses being offended by uh things changing in technology my name is tom dotan i am reporter here at the information this episode we're covering two stories of your wrote this week one is kevan mcglaughlin and air aaron silly making his first appearance at the punch as he just joined us uh earlier this week uh and they wrote a story about clarify this very promising may i started up that uh interestingly enough aaron wrote about it in his previous job and they were showing a bit more promise at the time and then kevan sort of does this followup story saying that there's actually quite a bit a turmoil on the executive level so really great talking to both of those guys you get to hear about now what it's like to delve deep on a story that both shows promise and worship the company shows promise and also has some troubles and then i'm talking to pre anond who did another one of our or charts the things that we are increasingly known for uh she did it about amazon and uh that is of that was a beast that was probably the largest company that is the largest company by a long shot that we've ever created the chart for in preah sort of explain through strategy of doing that and what she learned about the various intricate businesses an arms of amazon before we get to that though there's a couple of things i need to plug first off we've got our live show happening december 18th in downtown san francisco to the piano fight theater seven thirty p m very excited about that we're going to have most of the staff of the information wrapping up the year in tech have some games have some some qna with the audience and then we finally can announce our our guest in the episode is going to be crystal hain the head of policy at airbnb cory weinberg who is our airbnb reporter is going to go deep with him about the company and also technology in policy in the intersection between dc in silicon valley which is increasingly becoming the most important thing happening in the.

reporter kevan mcglaughlin aaron amazon preah sort san francisco cory weinberg tom dotan executive airbnb
"tom dotan" Discussed on The Information's 411

The Information's 411

01:37 min | 3 years ago

"tom dotan" Discussed on The Information's 411

"18th uh that's a monday show starts at seven thirty it's in the piano fight theater which is in downtown esa very conveniently located he worked downtown great part of town to very neath theater and so basically it's going to be our our year and wrap up the episode that is perennially are most very highly rated episode that we do we wrap up the year in tak so i'm just reading the copy that i wrote here which is on our event bright page a joint hosts tom dotan that's me reporter cory what does it host and reporter corey one bor i guess a lot of time desert of yeah no but i feel i guess i i give up my reporter credentials to host the show and other so the editorial staff in the information is going to be there as many as we can get plus a mystery guest which very excited to announce that once we have that solidified but yeah we're wrapping up the year in tech talking about what it was like to report on some of the biggest stories in what was a crazy year for tech i i haven't only i've been writing about this for a couple of years now i can't remember when there is so much and flaw so many leaders toppled so much money being thrown around willy nilly by softbank so you don't worry we're talking about a we're talking about travis an uber and how the walls came down there were talking about snap and how evan spiegel ignored so many of the warning signs we're talking about sexual harassment always in tech we're politics politics facebook you know are they are they prepared have they done a good job and combating combating our russian ads and and their testimony on capitol hill.

esa tak tom dotan cory reporter softbank travis evan spiegel harassment capitol hill corey
"tom dotan" Discussed on The Information's 411

The Information's 411

01:48 min | 3 years ago

"tom dotan" Discussed on The Information's 411

"One day abby friday everybody wilkins who the information's four one one podcast brought to you by the information dot com and new site covering the tech industry in all industries that are affected and changed and evolution eyes appalled by tacked up my name is tom dotan i'm reporter here at the information most of averred maker here at the information a joint hereby corey weinberg and kevin mclaughlin heartache kevin pig as doing a very good thanks good to have you here all right so you guys both wrote to good stories this week that we're gonna gets you in the podcast for sovereign start with kevin and talking about docherty last holdout when it comes to cooper nettie so once again kevin you're on here talking about cuban at his i couldn't be more excited i don't know about you guys that it feels like whenever we talk about cooper nowadays it's like welcoming an old friend back into the our own yeah what is our crediting kouba nettie those want to be one of the people on the podcast um that'll just confused some people more and then corey wrote a really great story about a sidewalk labs and some of the uh the backroom dealing that went on in the making of a at least some of the disputes inside of alphabet that's right that led to their matt inside the sidewalk labs decision to evolution eyes gerardo they're moving to canada yeah as we all should right a one step at a time uh all right let's get to the show than i have nothing to promote here other than we're all super jazz that we have our subscriber summit coming out tomorrow although by the time you hear this podcast it'll already be ah already would have happened yet by the time view watch this or listen to this at be union will have you will have already eviscerated jonah parretti of bus right no no it'll be a great talk um all heaven let us go right into into docker tell me about the state of this company right now and why they have been holed up for so long.

reporter corey weinberg kevin pig kevin docherty nettie cooper jonah parretti wilkins tom dotan kevin mclaughlin cuban gerardo canada One day
"tom dotan" Discussed on The Information's 411

The Information's 411

01:30 min | 3 years ago

"tom dotan" Discussed on The Information's 411

"Everybody will to the information's four one one or podcast about the tech industry and some of the stories would with this week about it my name is tom dotan imo what are the reporters over here and the interest if week in in san francisco kind of scary devastating fire going up the wine country the northberg homes and businesses are being destroyed by him out of control wildfire region only feel the effects of its francisco's reince down upon the city but it's a very real and very scary thing happening over there so we'll be guys are all safe through up in that area have bamboo is there and do anything to donate pseudo sure it is very much needed and appreciate it let's get to the stories that we are we wrote this week so first off i am talking to jessica lesson about corby once you amazon studios and the most recent development in the ongoing sexual harassment sagas litter roiling both silicon valley in hollywood yesterday afternoon roy price head of him was on studios was suspended after a producer their field that he had made some sexual the mark's to her a we'd protocal the story earlier at a cut a big piece by freelancer forest can masters in which she sort of detailed the investigation that have happened there but there have been more developments including could have more specifics from the producer and lo and behold re prices been suspended so this is probably been one of the biggest stories this year overall this sexual harassment in.

francisco hollywood producer harassment tom dotan san francisco amazon studios roy lo
"tom dotan" Discussed on The Information's 411

The Information's 411

02:24 min | 3 years ago

"tom dotan" Discussed on The Information's 411

"Happy friday everybody welcome to information four one one podcast brought to you by the information or new site the covers tech industry my name is tom dotan iif your repay shas host of the podcast i also reported here at the information joined by a mere efrati the iniquitous samir friday uh who has been following all the events at uber for the last couple years now but uh things got exciting this week uh and uh last weekend really as b c o drama breached its day knew mall it's uh it's conclusion uh leading to the next chapter um given to us from the board a veto tump off as they say from up on high uh very exciting weekend um and a mere was following it endlessly i imagine uh as it was a playing out and we yes yes as they say demings yes um bokeun via so where do we even start i'll and also you he wrote a great story this week about a b uh kind of h r side of guber and was in one sense of profile of the head of each arlene warren cornfeed uh who figured into the ceo sir so it's all sort of interconnected a before we get into your great profile of lien which is get right into the meat of the issue with uber and and it see searched so going into last weekend it was sort of uh it was a bit of a horse race but the expectation was jeffrey immelt was somewhat in the league is that correct the former head of g uh there was one report on that front guy code but i don't think any of the rest of us had that assay idea okay um but immelt name had been out there allott magnet pins name had been out there and then wasn't in and was again and then there was a mysterious third candidate nobody could figure out we are all tryon you couldn't figure it out um and there you have it surprise yet can i ask you a bit about this this third candidate because and this is a you know the inside baseball offering that we give you the listeners of the information on one how is it that jeffrey and megs name leaked out so early on in the process and this third name didn't i mean what was going on here the caused that to situation desert of play out.

guber jeffrey immelt tom dotan shas arlene warren ceo baseball
"tom dotan" Discussed on The Information's 411

The Information's 411

02:01 min | 4 years ago

"tom dotan" Discussed on The Information's 411

"Happy friday everybody welcome to the information is four one wanna podcast brought to you by the information a new site covering the tech industry my name is tom dotan i am reporter over here with team uh shall we have today it's going to be me and alfred lee are uh private markets tech finance reporter in uh in new york he and i work together on a story that ran yesterday that's thursday about prosper and online lending company that is raising a new round that has its valuation cut by twothirds really reflects all the insanity that's gone on in uh or it's sort of the hague over from the insanity of online lending when that industry with riding high and everybody thought they were gonna replaced banks uh and now it looks like it's a it's a lot more complicated so alfred nye looked into what was going on a prosper in and why employees are seeing their options basically almost wiped out uh as the company struggles to survive and then uh we're talking about snap as well uh the company is also not doing all that hot stock wise uh since web public shares of the cut more than half um and alfred had a great story that really laid out who's making money on their other option sorry there rsus their stock right now basically there's a two hundred employees who came in to snap early on those guys have equity that's worth the quite a bit but the rest of the people are probably not making money right now so they are gonna want to hold on to those shares for a while uh really says a lot about the state of affairs when it comes to ipo's right now uh and really equity in general that sort of the big appeal to attack workers is that you can you know have equity in these companies but the fact the matter is when it's not doing well uh it is it is worthless so we dig into all that stuff really good information fora for employees uh so yeah without any further ado all just a i'll just kick it out over to my conversation with uh with alford.

reporter alfred lee new york twothirds tom dotan alfred nye alfred